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A Wrinkle in Teaching Time: Part One April 16, 2018

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 12:15 am

Some ideas here for teachers – or grandparents like ourselves.

This is How I would Teach it

Time. I really want to insert my favorite Dr Who quotes here but I won’t. Teaching kids the idea of chronology and time is tough. For a chunk of my education career I worked in a nineteenth century living history museum. Teachers would book our field trips to cover content such as Native American studies, Westward Encroachment, colonial period, or just because they wanted to show kids old timey things.

Old Timey: it’s a real thing. Teachers and students  have said it aloud a million times. It becomes default as teachers look into the eyes of students who may not be as old as the car they are driving ( and let’s face it we’re teachers, so Dodge Dart drivers REPRESENT!) and realize that their kids have no concept of time.

This is especially difficult because every state has some kind of standards dealing with time.

Here is some language…

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